Bali hot

Bali is hit by hot temperatures, apparently this is the cause

The air temperature in Bali feels much hotter these days.

A number of meteorological stations located on the island of Java to Nusa Tenggara recorded the maximum measured air temperature ranging from 35 C - 36.5 C in the period 19 - 20 October 2019.

Based on the dominant heat distribution in the south of the Equator, this is closely related to the apparent motion of the Sun.

"As we know in September, the Sun is in the vicinity of the equator and will continue to move to the southern hemisphere until December," said Deputy for Meteorology Drs. R. Mulyono R. Prabowo M.Sc.

So that this October, the apparent position of the sun will be around the southern part of Indonesia (South Sulawesi, Java, Bali, Nusa Tenggara, etc.).

This condition causes solar radiation received by the earth's surface in the region to become relatively more, so that it will increase the temperature of the air during the day.

Apart from that, in the last two days, the atmosphere in the southern part of Indonesia was relatively dry so that it greatly inhibited the growth of clouds that could function to block the scorching heat of the sun.

The lack of cloud cover will support surface heating which then impacts on rising air temperatures.

Pseudo-solar motion is a normal cycle and occurs every year, so that the potential temperature of hot air like this can also be repeated in the same period each year.

In about one week ahead there is still potential for hot temperatures around the territory of Indonesia considering the apparent position of the sun will continue to the south and atmospheric conditions that are still dry enough so that the potential for clouds that can block the blazing sun is also very small in growth.

BMKG urges people affected by the temperature of this hot air to drink enough water to avoid dehydration, wear clothing that protects the skin from the sun if outdoor activities, and be aware of activities that can trigger forest and land fires, especially in areas that have high potential of forest and land fires.

In addition, BMKG also appealed to the public to be aware of strong winds that could potentially occur on the islands of Java, Bali, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, South Sulawesi, and South Kalimantan.


The source: Radar Bali (

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